The '''Congregation of the Holy Ghost''' (full title, '''Congregation of the Holy Ghost under the protection of the Immaculate Heart of Mary''', or in Latin, '''''Congregatio Sancti Spiritus sub tutela Immaculati Cordis Beatissimae Virginis Mariae''''', and thus abbreviated '''C.S.Sp.''') is a Roman Catholic
congregation of priest
s, lay brother
s, and since Vatican II
, lay associates. Congregation members are known as '''Spiritans''' in Continental Europe, and as the '''Holy Ghost Fathers''' in English language|English-speaking
countries, although even there they are becoming known as Spiritans. A Spiritan priest or brother has the abbreviation ''C.S.Sp.'' after his name.